So far, the re-knit of the Waterbearer Cardigan is going pretty smoothly. I've reached the "butterfly" stage with no mishaps! (And, as you can tell from the above photo, I've not lost my enthusiasm for "briochestashes".) https://flic.kr/p/2nxxN82 This time around, I'm being really diligent about tracking my place in the pattern. You'll notice that I… Continue reading Mid-July.
Well, the day after I posted about bunny's pajamas, I succumbed to the non-COVID (we tested a whole lot of times) respiratory crud my kid brought home from school, except that what was sniffles for her was...a lot more than that for me. It utterly flattened me. I was basically not functional for about 5… Continue reading I don’t know what title to give this post.
Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! I hope this summer will be as restorative as possible. https://flic.kr/p/2nsZiYv On that front, since knitting small nonsense seems to be bringing me much-needed joy, I made some very unseasonable but also adorable pajamas for Bunny Odile. The pattern for the pajamas is included in the Bunny Odile pattern (along with… Continue reading Bunny has pajamas!
I've been saying that I planned to do a fair amount of sewing this summer, and then just...not doing it. But the last few days, I've trimmed and traced patterns and cut out fabric for a few sewing projects, and yesterday, I spent the day making the first of them: PANTS! (It is surprisingly hard… Continue reading I made PANTS!!
I finished Piggy today, and my daughter is a very happy recipient! I'm told that this Piggy uses she/her pronouns and is named "Olive" :) https://flic.kr/p/2nrofTr Pattern: Oliver Pig, by Susan B. Anderson (but this one is "Olive")Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted in "Strawflower" for Pig; scraps of Patons Classic Merino in brick red… Continue reading Piggy is complete!
This past weekend was so very full, and I did a lot of crafting leading into it. The music director at our UU church, Thommy, who had been with us for a decade, is leaving to join his spouse and pursue new things, and one of the things he requested for his final "Music Sunday"… Continue reading toys, ties, and goodbyes
Bunny Odile is all finished! This was such a fun little knit, and it was a really great way of using up some of the leftovers from my Elska hat. https://flic.kr/p/2noTutj Pattern: Bunny Odile, from Cinthia ValletYarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage yarn, leftover from Elska "Indigo" kitNeedles: size 0 Chiaogoo 40" circular (magic loop)Time… Continue reading I made a bunny!
On Monday this week, my daughter's 4th grade chamber orchestra had a concert alongside the 4th grade chorus at her public school. It has been so delightful to see my daughter thriving in the strings program at her school; she LOVES orchestra, and takes practicing for concerts very seriously, and it is just a joy… Continue reading What a week, what a world.
Well, I seem to have lost the game of Yarn Chicken I've been playing with the lovely handspun my friend Mia sent me - I've still got a fair amount more knitting to do on the Inclinations Cowl, and I've got... https://flic.kr/p/2nnmgx8 ...not very much yarn left at all. Oh well. I think that this… Continue reading Win some, lose some
I finished a new pair of socks yesterday. These are DRK Everyday Socks, in Gauge Dyeworks "Whiskey in a Teacup" colorway, and I used the grey contrast color for the toes, heels, and for a little bit of ribbing at the top. https://flic.kr/p/2nm9o4T I'm enjoying the DRK Everyday Socks - they fit my feet well,… Continue reading More socks and cat grief
Well, my grades are submitted as of yesterday, which means I'm now "off" for the summer. And I really am going to try to take this summer off as much as I possibly can. I'll obviously need to put some work into preparing my classes for next Fall, and workshops too, but I also need… Continue reading Entering Summer 2022
Oh, child, I am so glad that I get to be your mother. You are amazing. https://flic.kr/p/2njhzjw This Mothers Day, though, more than anything, I am full of rage. The thought of my daughter and my nieces growing up in a country where they do not have the right to decide whether, when, and how… Continue reading Mothers Day 2022
I recently finished the first of yet another pair of DRK Everyday socks, this time in Gauge Dyeworks "Whiskey in a Teacup" (why yes, I did literally get the exact colorway that's featured in one of the pattern photos; I thought stripes would be fun and those colors are just really nice!) https://flic.kr/p/2ngsgjp Well, I… Continue reading socks and cats and grief
I started sewing my 4th Demeter Dress during winter break, back in January, but ended up stopping after just sewing the darts and getting the bias facing clipped on, because sewing in our very cold basement just wasn't super enjoyable (plus, you know, the semester started and life has been exhausting). But our exercise bike… Continue reading A new dress, and almost 39
I wove in the ends on my newest pair of handknit socks last night, and planned an outfit around them this morning! It is actually...surprisingly difficult to get one's entire outfit into a photo while featuring the socks, but I tried! https://flic.kr/p/2nbu27D Hi, I'm awkward! These are the DRK Everyday Socks in John Arbon's Exmoor… Continue reading I made socks!